Abraham (Avrahami) Israeli

Data Scientist


Office 106/96

Ben Gurion University,

Beer-Sheva, Israel

My name is Abraham Israeli, although those familiar with me refer to me as Avrahami. I am a data scientist with research and industry experience of 10+ years. My professional focus lies in the field of machine learning research, particularly within the realm of computational social science.

Currently, I am a Ph.D. candidate at the Ben Gurion University of the Negev, advised by Dr. Oren Tsur. I am a member of the Natural Language Processing and Social Dynamics lab (NASLB) within the Software and Information Systems Engineering department (SISE).

Alongside my Ph.D. studies, I am a Research Fellow at the Data Science Institute (DSI), Reichman University. I lead research projects associated with Natural Language Processing (NLP) and Social Analytics. I manage teams of 6-10 researchers, most of whom are undergraduate and master’s students. These projects are strongly related to my Ph.D. research field.

Before embarking on my academic path, I gained 8+ years of professional experience at IBM Research and Intel. At Intel, I led a team of 6-8 engineers in the field of data science, overseeing multiple projects and engaging in research activities.

Although I am researching social media platforms, I am not too active on those 😊. However, you can find me on LinkeIn.


Data Science, machine learning, data mining, artificial intelligence.

Data Science

Natural language processing, computational linguistics, sentiment analysis, social network analysis, information retrieval.

Computational Data Science

Collective actions, online communities, information diffusion, social influence, hate speech analysis.


Jan 15, 2024 The next stop is University of Michigan! I am about to start my position as a postdoc fellow at the School of Information (UMSI) on February.
Jul 26, 2023 I am excited to share that my paper “With Flying Colors: Predicting Community Success in Large-scale Collaborative Campaigns” was accepted to ICWSM 2024. Preprint can be found here.
May 22, 2023 I am delighted to announce that I have been granted the Dean’s honor for the academic year 2022-2023 as a doctoral candidate.
May 17, 2023 Invited talk: I had the pleasure of sharing my research at a seminar at the Hebrew University Business School.
Nov 15, 2022 Invited talk: I had the pleasure of sharing my Ph.D. research at the SISE Data Science seminar, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.